Power cable Advice...

Hi - I am upgrading my PC's from the basic stock to something higher end. Working with a budget up to $1,500 per cable (used will get me bigger bang for the buck) for the following products:

- Pass Labs X250.5 Power Amp

- Atma-Sphere MP-3 Preamp

- Electrocompaniet EMC1


TIA. Joey


I found this to be the most ridiculous post in this string. 


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$1500 per cable gets you midfi cables. You a are better off putting that money into a 4500 pair of speaker cables.

better value for money are the 500-650 dollar power cables from Synergistic research foundation and they beat AQ an Nordost. Nordost make good cabels only after 10-30k! You don’t need to spend more than that and won’t get better sound. Most good power cables start at about 3500-5k before they really improve things enough to justify their price. Kubala sosna reailization is in that range then Synergistic Research Galileo and SRX level after that from 6-8k!

Shunyata is meh compared to KS and SR.

Ansuz makes great power cables as well try the X2 in your price range. Ansuz is an evolution of Nordost and all of their cables beat everything Nordost has in their price range.

If you're going to change your cables whether it's interconnects or power cords or speaker wire you should get OCC single crystal wire which is far superior to anything OFC at any price, and you're in the right price range for single crystal wire, some of the companies to look at are Acoustic Zen and harmonic technology  Zafvino and Neotech especially, they make OCC single crystal wire for all the other companies.

It might be worth looking at Zavfino, and I'd reach out to them for some input. I am breaking in their Majestic and Prima power cords as we speak and they are looking really promising, and their top of the line Silver Dart cable looks extremely interesting: 10 awg, OCC copper with OOC silver wrap, cryo treated, graphene dielectric and shield, 1.25 inch thick, high voltage break in, $1,000 for each 1.5 meter cable, 15% restocking fee if you are not happy.

@magnuman I am beginning to think you own shares in the company licensed to produce it.

It is worth noting that the highly regarded Audioquest Hurricane and Dragon’s do not use Ohno continuous cast copper (or silver in the Dragon)